PYB Episode 79: Crowdfunding for Your Podcast, with Anna DeShawn (Podcasting 102)

Building Your Brand Through the Power of Podcasting

A cornerstone of a LOT of podcasters’ success plan is monetization. But, how do you monetize your community? Well, it first starts with building that community. Today, I am joined by my Professional Podcasting Peer Guest, Anna DeShawn. She is a multi-award-winning podcaster, Ambie award-winning podcast producer and host, and Co-Founder The Qube–a podcast production company and curated platform to discover the best music & podcasts by BIPOC & QTPOC creatives. We’ll start our discussion with some insights into how Anna has built her community. Then, we discuss how she monetized that community through crowdfunding to support her podcast and other creative endeavors. It’s my next Podcasting 102 topic ready to roll for you today. Listen in and let’s do this…!

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Pro Podcast Peer: Anna DeShawn of The Qube | Follow Anna on Social: TikTok (@AnnaDeShawn) | Instagram (@TheAnnaDeShawn) | Twitter (@AnnaDeShawn)

More About Anna: Anna (pronouns anything respectful), is a multi-award winning podcaster and Ambie award winning podcast producer and host. She is also a Chicago-born social entrepreneur who builds streaming platforms which center & celebrate BIPOC & QTPOC creatives. Media has always been her passion and in 2009 she turned that passion into a reality when she founded E3 Radio, an online radio station playing Queer music & reporting on Queer news with an intersectional lens. Most recently, she co-founded The Qube, a podcast production company and curated platform to discover the best music & podcasts by BIPOC & QTPOC creatives. Anna is an award-winning podcaster determined to ride media into its next era by utilizing digital media streams to tell the stories and play the music that deserves to be heard.

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